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Poster: livingspirit Date: May 23, 2012 1:36pm
Forum: opensource_audio Subject: Help Uploading Audio



I am a blind computer user living in Chicago with the most recent edition of the most popular screen reader. Despite this technology, the Internet Archive upload process is not accessible to blind computer users. IA uses mouseover buttons that are difficult to activate with a keyboard and Flash from Adobe Systems that presents information visually and cannot be navigated with a keyboard. On the rare occasions when I reach the link to access the upload screen without Flash, my computer freezes or the upload stops in mid-process without finishing. Internet Archive staff have been made aware of this problem in April 2011 and again recently with no resolution.

I would like help from a community member to upload occasional audio for me. I could send a link to the file for downloading from a temporary storage service and a text file to be posted about the audio. I record talks in Chicago on disability rights and environmental issues. Posting these would enable a broad group of people to learn about innovative projects and compelling ideas from those leading positive change. I don’t upload much. I estimate there will be fewer than 10 uploads a year. Yet, I believe the audio I eventually choose to upload is important and significant.

I will appreciate whatever help can be provided.